Hands-on Workshop on Computational Biophysics 2019



Dates: May 13 - 17, 2019
Location: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, 300 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA

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Application Deadline: April 14, 2019

This workshop will cover a wide range of physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of biological systems at  multiple scales, using cutting edge technology including ProDy, NAMDVMD, iGNM and ANM.  The course will be based on case studies including the properties of membranes and membrane proteins, mechanisms of molecular motors, trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, signaling pathways and druggability simulations. Relevant physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and computational methods will be introduced, including force fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations on parallel computers, elastic network models, and steered molecular dynamics simulations.

It will be presented by members of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (www.ks.uiuc.edu) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS) from the University of Pittsburgh.

The workshop is designed for students and researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who seek to extend their research skills to include computational and theoretical expertise, as well as other researchers interested in theoretical and computational biophysics. Theory sessions in the morning will be followed by hands-on computer labs in the afternoon in which students will be able to set up and run simulations.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for use in workshop tutorial sessions but computer workstations are also available.


See the tentative workshop agenda (subject to change).

Workshop Instructors:

Ivet Bahar (University of Pittsburgh)
Emad Tajkhorshid (UIUC)
João Ribeiro (UIUC)
Pemra Doruker (University of Pittsburgh)
Mariano Spivak (UIUC)

Assistant Instructors:

Burak Kaynak (University of Pittsburgh)
James Kreiger (University of Pittsburgh)
Hongchun Li (University of Pittsburgh)
JiYoung Lee (University of Pittsburgh)
Luca Ponzoni (University of Pittsburgh)
Soumyo Sen (UIUC)
She (John) Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh)
Yan Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh)

Addresses and Contacts

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (Workshop): 412.268.4960
300 South Craig Street, Room 103, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

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